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Community Policing Aide and Criminal Investigator Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $58,803)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of City of Niagara Falls and Niagara County will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to enhance crime prevention and community policing. Under the grant funds, the Niagara Falls Police Department will focus on hiring a civilian Community Policing Aide and the Niagara County District Attorney's Office will continue to fund a Criminal Investigator position that will concentrate their efforts on sex crime enforcement.


Date Created: August 21, 2011